Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta just isn’t to blame for their precarious place within the Premier League and the gamers should shoulder the duty for the crew’s dismal type, goalkeeper Bernd Leno mentioned.
Arsenal snapped a three-game shedding streak within the league on Wednesday with a 1-1 draw at dwelling to Southampton however the London membership aren’t out of hazard, sitting 5 factors above the relegation zone in 15th place.
“The coach is least to blame for the fact that we are in this situation,” Leno advised Sky Sports. “If you look at the way we were running around on the pitch at times, then the players are the only ones to blame.
“We’re getting red cards, making mistakes, standing out of position. These are things that we have clearly addressed a thousand times. In the end, it’s a lack of focus on the part of the players.
“The coach is not an issue in the dressing room, there is no criticism of him. We criticise ourselves and the players know that they are responsible.”
Leno mentioned an absence of self-discipline had contributed to Arsenal’s issues and the gamers had been decided to put issues proper.
Arsenal had central defender Gabriel despatched off on Wednesday, whereas Granit Xhaka was red-carded in Sunday’s 1-Zero defeat to Burnley.
“The attitude is bad, the discipline is lacking and we have no self-confidence. There are many factors at play here,” he added. “We have addressed this very clearly internally and everyone agrees that we have to change this very quickly.”
Arsenal’s subsequent match is a league journey to fifth-placed Everton on Saturday.